Learn before your visit!
Galena Creek Bird Checklist
Galena Creek Mammal List
Galena Creek Fish, Reptiles, and Amphibians List
Galena Creek Plant List
Keep yours eyes and ears open and you can find some cool stuff in the park!
Nativity: Native (CA,NV,OR)
Growth Form: Flower
Flowering Season: April - July
Description: Come early spring Snow Plants push through the snow cover in the upper mountain forests. Due to lack of green leaves Snow Plants do not photosynthesize, instead they absorbs nutrients from the surrounding decaying organic matter.
Habitat: Coniferous, Mixed-deciduous Forest
Elevation: 3600-9800 ft. (1100-3000 m)
Height: 6 - 12 in.
Flowers: Glandular-hairy, Red Bracts
Northern Pygmy Owl
Range: Western North America, from northern British Columbia south to northern Mexico; patchy distribution in mountains and forests
Habitat: They can be found in forests, wetlands, or grasslands but are most common in open, coniferous forests
Diet: These birds are carnivores and eat small mammals, birds, insects, and reptiles, attacking their prey from the sky
Behavior: Pygmy Owls are diurnal and also active at dawn and dusk. The males can be heard calling from the tops of conifer trees, but are hardly seen because of their size and coloration.